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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing

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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This was one of the first books that the prolific author Ballantyne wrote. After he had come back from his early work in Canada with the Hudson Bay Company, and written his three books in that setting, he wrote an adventure story, "The Coral Island", about three boys who find themselves cast away on a coral island in the Pacific. That book was extremely popular, and was certainly in print for over a hundred years. This book has the same three boys, now grown into young men, as the...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Gorilla, Hunters, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT, fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, George Manville Fenn, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Autobiography of Mae West - actress, playwright, screenwriter. Thanks to the alert received from the reviewer below, this book now has all missing pages restored.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Together in one volume, two gripping novels of war, love, and the battle for survival on worlds lying years away-on planets without names where winter lasts a lifetime. ROCANNON'S WORLD is Ursula Le Guin's first novel, as inspired as anything she has ever written. PLANET OF EXILE is its brilliant successor.
Topics: Rocannon, Planet of Exile, science fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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At the beginning of the nineteenth century, the coastal parts of Africa were of course well-known, and in any of the territories round the coasts there were European officials, such as consuls, and European traders. This becomes very apparent as you read this book, as many of the travels described involve sorties from an existing European base. On the other hand the very sources of the various major rivers were not on the map, and the object of many of the travellers was to find these sources,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Philip K. Dick
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21 ST CENTURY BOUNTY HUNTER World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't  retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal - the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and...
Topics: science fiction, blade runner
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Rev. Egerton Ryerson Young (1840-1909)
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For those interested in the nineteenth century in the wild backwoods of Canada this will be a most important book. Reverend Young and his wife were appointed to a large region of Northern Canada, and quickly learnt to travel by canoe in the summer and by dog-train in the winter. To visit their flock they had to travel extensively by these means. There is also a section on the syllabic writing symbols devised by Reverend James Evans, by means of which it was possible to bring the Bible and other...
Topics: Athelstane, Reverend, Egerton, Ryerson, Young, Canoe, Boys, Dog, Train, Cree, Salteaux, Indians,...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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Peter's father is a country vicar in Ireland, and Peter is a naughty teenager, who has got in with friends who encourage poaching, at that time a most serious offence. His father confiscates the gun, but one night Peter recovers the gun and has another coaching expedition, during which he is caught by the gamekeepers. The magistrate releases him to his father, who travels with him to Liverpool. For fifteen pounds Captain Swales of the BLACK SWAN agrees to take him and to teach him the rudiments...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Peter, Whaler, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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One of the most successful books in British literature, this book is still in print 160 years after it was written. Published only a year before Marryat's death, the scene is set in rural England at the time of the Roundheads. The family who are set as the heroes of the story are perfectly ordinary middle-class English, but because they live in a farm and not in a hovel, they are seen as the enemy by the Levellers. Some of their property is destroyed, and they have to pretend to be what they...
Topics: Athelstane, Marryat, Children, New, Forest, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Frederick Marryat (1792-1848)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain Marryat, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William...
Topics: Athelstane, Collingwood, Principal, Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Books, PDF
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood (1851-1922)
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This book, of average length, is set at the end of the sixteenth century, when the English were in a state of war against the Spanish. The heroes of the story are two boys from Devon, a county in the south-west of England. They set off with a view to repairing the fortunes of the family of one of them, by chasing and capturing Spanish treasure ships. Their adventures are many and various, and include being captured by a famous pirate. They are also, later on in the book, condemned to be burnt...
Topics: Athelstane, Harry, Collingwood, Spanish, Main, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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Much of the action of this book takes place in Greenwich, a river-side suburb of London. "Poor Jack" is a name given to a boy wading in the murky waters at the edge of the river, a boy who calls out to visitors to Greenwich to throw coins into the water, for him to retrieve. At one point the action leads Jack to be out at sea in the Channel between England and France. He and his friend Bramble are taken prisoner, and have a bit of difficulty escaping and getting back to England. The...
Topics: Athelstane, Marryat, Poor, Jack, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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The story opens in the town of Devonport, now a naval dockyard, in the year 1577, on a light June evening. Two young men, close friends, meet after work, and go for a sail in a lugger borrowed from a boat-builder, but while they are out, there is a violent change in the weather, with the wind reversing and increasing to a point in which the lugger is swamped, and about to sink. They are picked up by a passing vessel, which turns out to be a privateer, and her captain refuses to waste time by...
Topics: Athelstane, Collingwood, Gallant, Sons, Devon, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Brian Daley
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AN ELECTRONIC WONDERWORLD COME TO LIFE...  Denied access to a program he created, computer expert Alan Bradley seeks out Flynn, a video game virtuoso who is the only man clever enough to outwit the powerful Master Control Program. Flynn’s efforts are in vain. T'T ‘ The Master Control Program shoots him into an incredible electronic world, where computer programs are the alter-egos of their programmers, where video games are battles of life and death. It is here that Flynn finds TRON, the...
Topics: Tron, science fiction
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This rather long book is not a novel: it is a fun-level introduction to the natural history of the Americas, seen from a late nineteenth century perspective. Quadrupeds, birds, plants, trees, and the indigenous races are covered, always in an interesting and readable style. There are almost 200 engravings, many of them quite excellent, done by a variety of high-quality artists. Unfortunately all this adds up to additional size, such that the PDF of the book is close to 100 megabytes, when an...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Western, World, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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This book faithfully recounts some of the events leading up to the day in 1816 when Admiral Lord Exmouth led an expedition to force Algiers, and other North African cities, to capitulate. They had been under Turkish control for several centuries, during which they had raided European and American shipping, taking, over the years, up to a million white slaves. The author has made a very good story of the period leading up to this Britih Naval intervention. The actual attack is particularly...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Algiers, Pirates, Moors, PDF, HTML, djvu, prc, fb2
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Meade Falkner (1858-1932)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
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Topics: Athelstane, Falkner, Nebuly, Coat, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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The book consists of six parts. The first part contains advice on how to set up a home labo-ratory, and preliminary instructions that are essential for any beginning chemist on how to work, and the dos and don'ts of chemistry. The other five parts of this book describe the exper-iments, experiments without explosions. In or-der to separate the groups of experiments, and make it easier for the reader to select an experi-ment, each part is divided into chapters. CONTENTS PREFACE CONTENTS I - THE...
Topics: experiments, science
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Susan Glaspell
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A short story from The Best Short Stories of 1917, edited by Edward J. O'Brien. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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A shortish but quite charming book by this author, whom we mainly connect with political works. This book was originally published in a collection of stories called The Playfellow, but later editions have concentrated on the artwork. This edition, illustrated in an amazing art deco style by Boris Artzybasheff, is in copyright in the US, but it is OK for citizens of the European Union, and of some other countries to read it. Harriet Martineau, 1802-1876 English writer, sister of James Martineau,...
Topics: Athelstane, Harriet, Martineau, Feats, Fiord, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Carlo Collodi
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"Le avventure di Pinocchio" di Carlo Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini). Edizione di riferimento: Le avventure di Pinocchio. Storia di un burattino, illustrata da Enrico Mazzanti, Rizzoli, Milano 1949. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
Topics: La letteratura italiana Einaudi, e-book, libro, letteratura italiana, romanzo, book, Italian...
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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TELL ME WHY SCORES 100 ! Welcome to the 100th issue of Manorama Tell Me Why! This is indeed a special occasion for us all, and we thought it appropriate to make our 100th issue itself a special one. So, we are happy to present, a collector's issue this time. As the title suggests, the 'Best of Tell Me Why' presents selected questions and answers from the long line of our titles, starting with the very first one, 'Solar System'. For us, it has been a long journey from the first issue to the...
Topics: tell me why, knowledge, science
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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In some ways this book is reminiscent of "The Lost Middy", by the same author, but I suppose that with a similar theme, a nosey midshipman taken prisoner by a gang of smugglers, there are bound to be other points of similarity. Anyway, it is a good fast-moving story, with lots of well-drawn human interest. It starts off with a comic scene, where the Excise patrol vessel is cruising near an area suspected of being heavily involved with smuggling. Suddenly a large object is seen...
Topics: Athelstane, George, Manville, Fenn, Cutlass, Cudgel, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ivar Utial
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Science is not something mysterious. Being 'scientific' involves being curious, observing, asking how things happen, and learning how to find the answers. Curiosity is natural to children, but they need help understanding how to make sense of what they see. This book provides examples of the many simple activities children can do. It might even inspire them to make up their own experiments to see why and how things turn out the way they do. We can use this book to have fun with our children...
Topics: science, experiments
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Minnie Douglas
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A short story by Minnie Douglas from The Evening Telegram-New York, January 25, 1910. Uploaded to the Internet Archive by user galdraken.
Topics: short story, Minnie Douglas, Minnie, Douglas, Evening Telegram, New York, newspaper
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a long book, but is very much in the Kingston style, that is, the style he employs when writing about land-based adventures, as opposed to sea-based ones. It is quite difficult to follow who is who in this story, and why they are doing what they do. I suggest that you use a pen and paper to jot down people's names as and when they make their appearance. But there are some surprises regarding who is related to whom, a device which Kingston uses quite often. Kingston, William Henry...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Afar, Forest, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This was quite a difficult book to transcribe. There were the usual difficulties with this author--his frequent use of words in Spanish, or the Mexican variety of Spanish, of words in French. In addition it must have been something of an experimental writing, for it is generally in the present tense, and there was frequent use made of new words that have not survived in the language. Much, indeed almost all, of the speech is uttered by uneducated persons, so that it needs perseverance,...
Topics: Athelstane, Captain, Mayne, Reid, Death, Shot, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by "Captain" Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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An exciting and well-written book by Mayne Reid based on his experiences during the war between America and Mexico in the 1840s. Reid took the title of "Captain" because that was what his men called him during that war, although he was never promoted to that rank. The importance of Reid's books with this background is that they were among the first in the Wild West genre.
Topics: Athelstane, Mayne, Reid, White, Chief, PDF, TXT, HTML, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Martin Gardener
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• Tricky teasers  • Quirky questions • Science stumpers  • Logic puzzles • Knotty problems  • Wacky worldles They're all here in this illustrated, brain-boggling bonanza by famous puzzler and mathemagician, Martin Gardner. They'll challenge your senses, tickle your funny bone, and sometimes baffle you. So put on your thinking cap and get ready to answer questions, find flaws, solve mysteries, and have a great time!
Topics: Brainteasers, puzzles
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a short book but it is prolifically illustrated with no less than 29 pictures, most of very great interest, but in none of which can one make out the artist's signature. The picture of the visit of the witch doctor to the sick man is very memorable, and the poor man was probably frightened to death, rather than revived. A group of tough young Brits make their way to the west of North America, where there are numerous hazards, in the form of grizzly bears, wolves, and a few tribes...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Adventures, Far, West, PDF, TXT, ZIP, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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In this book by Kingston we are introduced to Florida in the mid-19th century, when the tail-end of the wars between the Cherokee and Seminole Indians was still rumbling on, and the white man was still occasionally disturbed by attacks by Indians. Large areas of the territory are swamp, water, and densely overgrown plains. All this is described in detail. Our hero this time is a "school-leaver" from Ireland, whose father seems to have had just one too many sons for him to be able to...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Wilds, Florida, PDF, HTML, ZIP, TXT
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (1857-1917)
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Here is a book about the young girl and her awakening to the world by this talented author. Darsie, the heroine, is selected by an old aunt to come and spend a year or so as her companion. The old woman tries to coach Darsie in matters of deportment and behaviour. This would be pretty odious if it were not for the presence locally of a young family of boys and girls of Darsie's age, whom, being rich and living rather grandly, the aunt allows Darsie to know. The first half of the book describes...
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Topics: Athelstane, Horne, Vaizey, College, Girl, HTML, PDF
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Mathematics has always been regarded as a tool for sharpening the brain and in the modern world of science and technology and computers, who would not like to sharpen his brain ? Won't it be wonderful if you can sharpen your brain and enjoy every moment of the process ? The present book is meant precisely to do this. For sharpening the brain, one has to solve problems, special types of problems, problems which make you think systematically, logically and precisely. Attempts at solving such...
Topics: maths, puzzles
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) (1857-1917)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Horne Vaizey, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John Conroy Hutcheson (1840-1897)
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These books are in the form of PDFs. They are printable and searchable. They have been digitised by scanning nineteenth century or early twentieth century copies of the books. These original scans are also available in the Internet Archive. To make them more readable we have omitted the images, which can be seen, if desired, with the original scans in the Internet Archive. Books dated later than 1922 may not be viewed from within the USA. Many books of the period up to 1922 were originally...
Topics: Athelstane, Hutcheson, Principal Works, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Arthur C. Clarke
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It is the world first introduced in 2001: A Space Odyssey. And now the odyssey enters its perilous ultimate stage. In 3001, the human race, incredibly, has survived, fearful of the trio of monoliths that dominate the solar system. Then a single hope flickers. The body of Frank Poole, believed dead for a thousand years, is recovered from the frozen reaches of the galaxy. Restored to conscious life, Poole readies himself to resume the voyage that HAL abruptly terminated a millennium ago. He knows...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is a most remarkable book, copiously illustrated with interesting engravings. A young boy and his brother are sent home early from their boarding-school, because of illness among the pupils. Their father is a retired captain in the Royal Navy, who has had a beautiful yacht built. He suggests that the family should spend this lengthened summer holiday sailing round England. This means sailing round the southern part of Scotland, passing through the Caledonian Canal. The boys were instructed...
Topics: Athelstane, Kingston, Yacht, Voyage, England, PDF, HTML, TXT, ZIP
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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Illustrated with over 50 exciting full-colour photographs from the hit movie starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd Adapted by Robert Loren Fleming from the novel by George Gipe based on a screenplay by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale Designed by Deborah Bethel He was never in time for his classes... He wasn't in time for his dinner... Then one day... he wasn't in his time at all! An eccentric scientist invents a time machine that hurls Marty McFly thirty years into the past. Join Marty...
Topics: Back to the Future, movie storybook
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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A typical Kingston book, full of incident, and co-incidence. We particularly liked the way in which the topic of the lost boy, Harry, is introduced, and later on a boy who had been found by the natives of a Pacific island, comes into the story, being the person who found one of the ship's company who had been lost overboard in heavy weather. The latter had made his way ashore by sheer grit and determination (being a Sandwich Islander). They realise Harry is originally an English boy, and take...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is the second in Kingston's tetralogy that begins with The Three Midshipmen, and ends with The Three Admirals. These books were among the first written by Kingston, and were published serially in weekly magazines. Kingston's reputation was made by these books, that first appeared about 1860, and dealt with an officer's life in the Navy at about that time. By an extraordinary co-incidence, the three young men who had met as midshipmen, get postings that enable them to keep their friendships...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by R.M. Ballantyne (1825-1894)
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The first edition of this book is dated 1883. The publisher was Nisbet & Co. Ltd., 22 Berners St., London. The number of pages is 238. The Madman, Antonio Zeppa, is abandoned on Ratinga, an island in the Pacific, where there later appears a miserable ex-pirate called Richard Rosco. The two start up a sort of love-hate relationship. The natives put Rosco on a fire to burn him at the stake, but he is rescued by Zeppa, who carries him up to his cave in the mountains, and tends to his injured...
Topics: Athelstane, Ballantyne, Madman, Pirate, Zeppa, Rosco, PDF, HTML
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ahutosh Gowarikar
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A. extraordinary situation is thrnst'upon Champaner - a village in central India - a crisis which demands an extraordinary solution. At a time like this a group of unlikely heroes led by Bhuvan - a simple villager . - comes together and faces this challenge. A battle is fought in which the villagers have everything to lose. This is the story of ordinary people who face arrogance and ruthlessness with courage and determination. A graphic book/comic based on the movie
Topics: Lagaan, comic, graphic novel, movie tie-in
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Talbot Baines Reed (1852-1893)
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This is a rather famous book about life in a boys' boarding school. We start off with the entry to the school of a little new boy, not quite eleven years old, who also happens to have an older brother in the school. We learn about the school at the same time as little Steevie does. Steevie is appointed to be the fag of one Loman, and as the story unfolds we begin to see life through the eyes of the older boy. There is an interesting moment when Steevie refuses to do the work of fag to Loman,...
Topics: Athelstane, Talbot, Baines, Reed, Fifth, Form, Saint, Dominics, PDF, HTML, genealogy
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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4 condensed novels in 1 volume of 600 pages... 1. THE AMBLER WARNING Robert Ludlum Hidden on a remote island is a top-secret facility housing former US intelligence operatives who present a security risk to their government. One of them, Hal Ambler, escapes—only to find that every detail of his past has been erased. On the run, he uncovers a high-level conspiracy to bring about a major shift in the balance of world power.  2.  TRUE BELIEVER Nicholas Sparks Jeremy Marsh, a science...
Topics: fiction, horror, adventure, thriller
Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Emily Sarah Holt (1836-1893)
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The story is set in the middle of the sixteenth century, in London, at a time when a Catholic Queen had succeeded to the throne, shortly to marry King Philip of Spain. The Protestant Bishops were replaced with Catholic ones, in particular Bonner, Bishop of London, and these set about murderously dealing with the least signs of Protestantism. All this is very confusing to the average person, and that is what the story is about. Just fairly ordinary citizens of London, trying to work out what...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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This is not quite your usual style of book by Mayne Reid. We are used to books about the Mexican War, and similar topics, books where there are plenty of words and expressions in Mexican-Spanish. In this book there are equally plenty of words and expressions in Africaans, the variety of Dutch spoken originally by the Boers (Boors in ths book), the Dutch farmers. The book is a very good introduction to the animals, both mammals and birds, of South Africa. The snakes get a mention, too. Several...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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The setting is South Africa, during the Boer war. Two young men are sent from Mafeking with important despatches which they have to get back to the General at Kimberley, travelling through Boer-occupied country, and meeting with many mishaps. Just before they finally arrive they are both severely wounded, and are unconscious for a fortnight. Luckily the despatches, which had been sewn into a jacket, now filthy and blood-stained, are still to be found, though there had been the idea that the...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Alessandro Manzoni
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"I promessi sposi" di Alessandro Manzoni. Edizione di riferimento: a cura di Angelo Marchese, Mondadori, Milano 1985. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by John O. E. Clark
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This book sets out to give a picture of the whole of the science of chemistry. Beginning with atomic theory, it goes on to describe the elements and their inorganic chemistry. Organic chemistry is introduced as a natural extension of the chemistry of carbon. Then follow two sections on analysis, and the book ends with a brief account of the more important chemical industries. In such a small space it has obviously not been possible to be completely comprehensive. Instead, the book concentrates...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by W.H.G. Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is rather a charming book, with amusing illustrations. There are numerous tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. We have Cats, Dogs, Horses, Oxen, Donkeys, Elephants, Wild Animals and Birds. Any of us who have ever had pets can recall how clever they have been on occasion. I wish Kingston could see those shots on television of squirrels who have learnt to get a few free nuts if they perform some subtle...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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The hero of the book gets himself a job on board of a vessel, which has a number of misfortunes. She loses several officers, then her captain dies, leaving a totally unsuitable officer, Kydd, in charge. Finally she runs aground near the shore, where the natives slay some of the crew. They leave the ship on a raft, Kydd being on one, and our hero and many other passengers on a second. The latter is picked up by a fine-looking vessel, that proves to be a Portuguese slaver. They are attacked by a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by E. B. Uvarov, D. R, Chapman, Alan Isaac
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In revising a dictionary of this size and scope, inevitably the problem must be not what to put in but what to leave out. This revision has been made with two criteria in mind:  first, to keep the original flavour of Uvarov’s work, particularly in the case of entries that needed to be rewritten, and  second, to include only those new words that have come into use in the last decade which are of predominantly scientific rather than technological usage. From the rapidly expanding field of...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This is the second book about the strange vessel, the "Flying Fish", that can travel on the surface of the waters, or below them, and that can rise in the air to a great height, and travel to great distances. All this is achieved by the fact that the vessel is made of the novel metal aethereum, which is lighter than air, and that the power is produced by another novel source. These two books place Collingwood among the very first authors to explore the science-fiction genre, which...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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The young hero of this tale is Dick Delamere, who was already a midshipman, on leave, but who receives a letter from the Captain of the Europa, recalling him to join the ship at Portsmouth. The date of the events that ensue is the very late eighteenth century. The first few chapters cover the events while the Europa is on patrol in the Chops of the Channel and the Bay of Biscay. The British are hostile to the French and to the Dutch, and there are engagements with vessels of these nations....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Ilia Podendorf
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Ilia Podendorf is a science teacher who encourages children to work on their own and to investigate and solve problems as scientists do. Doing experiments, like the ones outlined in this book, not only helps children develop better concepts but, incidentally, improves reading skill and the capacity to follow directions intelligently. Thus children become equipped to explore the ever-expanding world of knowledge to which science leads. By doing the experiments in this book, children see or hear...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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This was one of the first books that Mayne Reid wrote. Its action takes place in a central part of North America, designated a Desert. Some people set out to travel in this central desert, when they somewhat lose their way. Luckily they eventually spot the light of a farm-house, where they knock and receive hospitality. Their kind host and his family then explain to them how they came to live where they do, and what a lovely place it is. Reid is very knowledgeable about animals and also plants....
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mat Irvine
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When is an alien monster not an alien monster? Or a spaceship not a spaceship? Or a bleak planet in the outer galaxy not a bleak planet in the outer galaxy at all? Answer: When if s a special effect In this book, Mat Irvine, who has worked on Doctor Who for many years, takes you behind the scenes of this most famous of all science fiction series. There you can discover how the flying Tardis and fighting Daleks came into being. You can find out how spectacular battles and exploding planets are...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848)
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This book was the last one that Marryat was working on in his last days. It is unusual for him in that the story concerned the life of a lady, whereas he normally wrote about the rough-and-tumble of life aboard ship. There is a preface which explains more about the way in which this book was conceived and written. It was completed by someone whom I think may well have been Marryat's wife. There are some interesting episodes, particularly the way in which the young Lionel is raised from being a...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Thomas Mayne Reid (1818-83)
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As we are told in the Preface, this is the last book Reid wrote before his death in 1883. A young farm-boy walks down to Portsmouth, a port not too far away, and eventually gets taken on as a hand on an American barque, trading with the Pacific. Four years later he has risen to be second mate. But when rounding Cape Horn a severe storm overwhelms the vessel, and she is lost after springing a very bad leak. All on board take to the boats, but the pinnace gets separated from the gig, on which our...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
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It is the time of the 1745 Rebellion, when the adherents of Prince Charles, the Pretender to the Throne, landed in Scotland, and started to march towards London. Lord Carse, and his friend Lord Lovat, are fearful that Lady Carse, who has some knowledge and evidence of their political beliefs, may betray them. So they abduct her from her home in Edinburgh and have her taken away to a remote island in the Outer Hebrides. She was at first a most unwilling prisoner, but gradually an instinct for...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Frederic William Farrar (1831-1903)
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The story is another one about the intimate details of a life in a boys' boarding school in late Victorian England. Farrar, having himself attended such a school, then later been an assistant master at another, Harrow School, then Head Master of Marlborough College, was well placed to write about such a school, and in some ways it is a better book than his much more famous "Eric". There are a number of very well-written and moving episodes in this book, and the only thing that spoils...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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A couple of young men go to Australia to stay awhile with the uncle of one of them. While on the way up to the uncle's station they meet with various adventures. During the book we are introduced to various of the animals of Australia, the kookaburra, the wombat, the kangaroo, the wallaby, and many others. We also meet with the aboriginal occupiers of the land. Finding that they like the life in Australia, the two young men decide to settle, and they buy, with the uncle's assistance, an area of...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Giovanni Boccaccio
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"Il Filocolo" di Giovanni Boccaccio. Edizione di riferimento: Filocolo, a cura di E. Quaglio, in Tutte le opere, a cura di V. Branca, vol. I, Mondadori, Milano 1967. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Captain Marryat (1792-1848) editor, Edward Howard author
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Marryat edited this book for his friend Edward Howard, also a senior naval officer. But the style is nothing like Marryat's, much more flowery, and uses unusual long words. We include it only because it has always traditionally been included in collections of Marryat's works. Frederick Marryat was born in Great George Street, Westminster, London on 10th July 1792. His father, Joseph Marryat, was descended from Huguenots who had taken refuge in England following the St. Bartholemew’s Day...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880)
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This is not a novel in Kingston's usual format, but a summary of the life, travels, adventures and discoveries of one of the eighteenth century's most interesting explorers. Kingston, William Henry Giles (1814-1880), English novelist, son of Lucy Henry Kingston, was born in London on the 28th of February 1814. Much of his youth was spent at Oporto, where his father was a merchant, but when he entered the business, he made his headquarters in London. He early wrote newspaper articles on...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by George Manville Fenn (1831-1909)
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Steve Young is an orphan whose uncle, Captain Young, has disappeared on a voyage to the Spitzbergen area, well to the north of Britain. Some of the Captain's friends charter a Norwegian vessel to go in search of him, and, much to the disgust of the ship's doctor, who thinks boys are nothing but a nuisance, Steve goes with them. Steve is a sixteen year old, unconscious of his own good looks, but needing a few hard lessons in life, which the trip provides in plenty. Encounters with Polar Bears,...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Shobhaa De
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When her parents die in an air crash, Mikki Hiralal suddenly finds herself the owner of the sprawling Hiralal industrial empire. Abandoning her studies in the United States, she returns to Bombay, only to find her father’s business affairs in a mess. Almost bankrupt, beset on all sides by creditors, takeover tycoons and unreliable associates, Mikki realizes there is only one person she can turn ta for help—the beautiful Alisha, her father’s illegitimate daughter. There is only one hitch:...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Italo Svevo
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"La coscienza di Zeno" di Italo Svevo. Edizione di riferimento: dall’Oglio, Milano 1976. Versione e-book tratta dalla serie di CD-ROM "La letteratura italiana Einaudi" (o "La grande letteratura italiana Einaudi") del 2000, parzialmente pubblicata come biblioteca online sul sito letteraturaitaliana.net, realizzato da Pianetascuola.it in collaborazione con Einaudi.
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey (Jessie Mansergh) 1857-1917
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Here we have yet again the lovable Pixie, the youngest child of the O'Shaughnessy family, who had all been brought up at Knock Castle, in Ireland, and about whom two previous books have been written. None of the family can quite get their minds round the fact that Pixie is now old enough to have affairs, and even to marry, especially as they are all aware how very plain she is. But Pixie has other ideas. She becomes engaged to Stanor Vaughan, a very good-looking young rising businessman, whose...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
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A PDF of scans is provided. The HTML version is not yet available. This book, The Life of Christ, is a superbly scholarly work, by an extremely able author who was not only a theologian and a senior churchman in the Church of England (Archdeacon of Westminster and Chaplain-in-ordinary to Queen Victoria), but also a senior schoolmaster, having in his time been Headmaster of Marlborough College. The book is well laid out and is easy to follow, despite the use of many long words which are no...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by "Captain" Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
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This is another excellent book by the inventor of the Wild West genre. Set in South America, in Paraguay, the hero and his band of friends have many an adventure, just in the course of one voyage, or undertaking. They frequently get themselves into dangerous and risky situations, but always by their superior bush-craft manage to get themselves out of them after having practically died, or at least having seen their horses die. This is a good book, a vintage one from the Victorian era. The...
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Folkscanomy Fiction: Stories and Writing
by Harry Collingwood, (pseudonym), (1851-1922)
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This book has a firm place in British literature, for it was one of the very first in the genre of science-fiction. A German professor, living for some reason in London, takes on some adventurous and rich Englishmen, and sets off with them in an airship that is made of a material so light that it can rise vertically into the air if you pump out some of the air in its ballast tanks. It can also plunge into the depths of the ocean, because this special material, aetherium, is so strong that it...
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